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Mostly Sunny: A Forecast of Tomorrow's Power Index Research

Homo Oeconomicus, 32(1):133–146

14 Pages Posted: 10 May 2014 Last revised: 1 Dec 2015

Sascha Kurz

University of Bayreuth

Nicola Maaser

University of Bremen - Department of Economics

Stefan Napel

University of Bayreuth

Matthias Weber

Bank of Lithuania - Center for Excellence in Finance and Economic Research (CEFER); Vilnius University

Date Written: 2015

Abstract

Power index research has been a very active field over the past few decades. Will this continue or have all important questions been solved? We argue that there are still many opportunities to conduct useful research with and on power indices. Positive and normative questions remain, calling for theoretical and empirical attention. Technical and technological improvements are likely to boost applicability.

Keywords: power index analysis, economic perspectives and methodology, committee voting, optimal voting rule

JEL Classification: B40, D71, D72

Suggested Citation

Kurz, Sascha and Maaser, Nicola and Napel, Stefan and Weber, Matthias, Mostly Sunny: A Forecast of Tomorrow's Power Index Research (2015). Homo Oeconomicus, 32(1):133–146. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2435041 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.2435041

Sascha Kurz (Contact Author)

University of Bayreuth ( email )

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Lehrstuhl für Wirtschaftsmathematik
Bayreuth, Bavaria D-95440
Germany
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HOME PAGE: http://www.wm.uni-bayreuth.de/index.php?id=sascha

Nicola Maaser

University of Bremen - Department of Economics ( email )

Bremen, D-28334
Germany

Stefan Napel

University of Bayreuth ( email )

Universitatsstr 30
Bayreuth, D-95447
Germany

Matthias Weber

Bank of Lithuania - Center for Excellence in Finance and Economic Research (CEFER) ( email )

Totoriu g. 4
Vilnius, LT-01121
Lithuania

Vilnius University ( email )

Sauletekio ave. 11, Vilnius
Vilnius
Lithuania

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